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Lightning Strike Caused Bloomingdale Fire, Police Say

Three adults escaped residential fire Wednesday afternoon.

Note: This story was updated at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Three adults are safe after escaping a burning home on Pearl Street Wednesday afternoon.

said that it was reported by a 9-1-1 caller that the house fire began after lightning struck the home around 4:30 p.m. Chief Mike Hudson said the fire had flames and smoke coming from the attic.

Fire officials from , and Bloomingdale arrived and put out the fire within 25 minutes, Hudson said. The adults who were in the home at the time were able to escape and no pets were reported to be inside. No injuries were reported.

The second floor of the home, which includes a bedroom and attic, are damaged, Hudson said. Bloomingdale Construction Official Dan Hagberg was on the scene and said a notice deeming the home an "unsafe structure" will be placed on the home.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department.

Butler Power & Light responded to cut off electricity to the house. Tri-Boro First Aid Squad also responded.

Patch Black August 16, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Great Stop and Save Again!! Copied this comment from one of the article of the july 16th fire at 91 main st in bloomingdale (James) "Great Job to the police and firefighter and first aid squads for the jobs well done. even if the butler fire chief wanted to take the firefighters masks who showed up to the call suspend them and charge them with theft. he didnt even care about what they did. but he did kept talking about how then stole the fire truck and went to an unofficial fire even though bloomingdale fire requested butler fire to the scene. makes you wounder if other butler fire men who have been suspended and removed and or charge with something on the dept since he became chief really did what he says they have? AFTER ALL he didnt even tell his men that went to this fire Good Job Guys, but wanted to take their masks, suspend them and charge them with theft. Because they did steel the firetruck and go to the call!!" It seems that the butler dept chief clams they were not toned out and responded to an unofficial call and wound not have been covered under the insurance. Well CHIEF you were not toned out for this call either!!!
Mar Lime August 16, 2012 at 12:47 PM
That has nothing to do with the good work Bloomingdale, Butler & Kinnelon did yesterday. Let try to keep the thoughts positive.
Sherry August 16, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Patch black sounds PERSONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dawn Hudson August 16, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Great job by Bloomingdale Fire Department!!!!!!!
James August 16, 2012 at 03:21 PM
YES Another Great Job from our FD. Sherry how can that comment be personal if he quoted what i wrote from a past article?? And thank you Patch Black for the repost.
Linda August 16, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Good job Annette Sanders, I saw you on Channel 5 this morning.
Linda August 16, 2012 at 07:51 PM
I hit enter too fast. Great job by the Ladies Aux. for paying for the hotel!!! Great job by the firemen, as always!! The newscaster said, "neighbors helping neighbors"!!! Great to see.
Sherry August 16, 2012 at 10:19 PM
James, I reply personal. Because this was a great job done by all firemen, ladies aux and residents, And as MAR LIME stated lets keep our thoughts positive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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